Law on the Web

Law on the Web : A Guide for Students and Practitioners

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Law on the Web is ideal for anyone who wants to access Law Internet resources quickly and efficiently without becoming an IT expert.

The emphasis throughout is on the location of high quality law Internet resources for learning, teaching and research, from among the billions of publicly accessible Web pages.

The book is structured so that it will be found useful by both beginners and intermediate level users, and be of continuing use over the course of higher education studies.

In addition to extensive coverage on locating files and Web sites, Part III provides a substantial and annotated list of high quality resources for law students.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 154 x 230 x 14mm | 340.2g
  • Prentice-Hall
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0130605719
  • 9780130605719

Table of contents



About the author



1 Introductory glossary

2 Web addresses: what's in a URL

3 Evaluating and referencing Internet resources

3.1 Evaluation: introduction

3.2 Evaluation criteria

3.3 Referencing Internet materials

3.4 Resource type referencing


4 Indexing the Internet: subject directories, gateways, and search engines

4.1 Subject directories and gateways

4.2 Search engines and indexing

4.3 Search engine automated indexing of the Web

4.4 Main search engine types

5 Search engines: standard searches

5.1 Search engine strategy

5.2 Preparing your browser

5.3 Basic searches with Altavista

5.4 Some terminology

5.5 Basic searches Google

5.6 Summary remarks on basic searching

6 Search engines: advanced searches

6.1 Logical operators

6.2 Parentheses

6.3 Google advanced search

7 Mailing lists

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Locating lists

7.3 Basic mailing list command settings


8 Introduction to law Internet resources

9 Law subject directory

9.1 Associations/institutes

9.2 Case law/legislation

9.3 Courses/departments/education

9.4 Courts and tribunals

9.5 Directories

9.6 Legal research

9.7 Legal systems

9.8 Mailing lists

9.9 Miscellaneous

9.10 Positions

9.11 Practitioners

9.12 Professional conduct

9.13 Publications

9.14 Reference materials

9.15 Research and funding

9.16 Subject areas

9.17 Subject directories and gateways

9.18 Technology

9.19 Treaties and international agreements

9.20 UK Government, legal bodies, legislation, and organisations


10 Compiling Web pages: the essentials

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Tools

10.3 HTML or Hypertext Markup Language

10.4 Page layout

10.5 Tables

10.6 Margins

10.7 Page background

10.8 Page length

10.9 Page authorship/dating

10.10 Navigation and hyperlinks

10.11 Marketing your pages

10.12 Basic considerations of Web page/Web site design

10.13 Online sources of information on Web page compilation and design


11 Miscellaneous computing matters

11.1 Keyboard shortcuts

11.2 Viruses

11.3 Frames, bookmarking, and URLs

11.4 Clearing your tracks: your PC and personal privacy

11.5 Downloading, installing and uninstalling software

11.6 Creating a Folder

11.7 Web references: computers and Internet


12 Browser features and customisation

12.1 Home page

12.2 Links toolbar buttons

12.3 Adding the Google toolbar to IE

12.4 Saving files with the browser

12.5 Bookmarks/Favorites

12.6 Saving Bookmarks and Favorites


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Review quote

'The material is laid out in a logical and well-explained manner, with excellent use of explanatory pictures. This enables even the most basic user of the internet to become efficient in a relatively short period of time...the relatively inexperienced user will find this text a god-send.'

Academic reviewer, Hull University, August 2003.
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